Explore the Wild Side of Whistler this Summer!
Take a walk on the wild side this summer in Whistler! From professional skiers to mountain bikers to hiking enthusiasts… the verdict is that Whistler’s amenities are unbeaten during the summer months. With skis and boards safely stowed away until November, let’s see what we can get up to without the snow falling.
Get on Top of the World
The hiking trails at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb make for the ultimate selfie opportunity! Alpine meadows with wildflowers bursting with a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours make up some of the best scenery ever. There is no shortage of peak-filled vistas at every turn. One of Whistler’s finest trails is the High Note Trail replete with jaw-dropping views of Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake. In fact, there are over 50 kilometres of trails to explore. Fill your water bottle, douse yourself with sunscreen, and make tracks!
Ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and Spot a Bear or Two!
For those who really want to get up close, book a Bear Viewing Tour on a 4x4 vehicle, which are educational as well as fun – providing insight to over 60 magnificent black bears that call these mountains home. Bear Viewing Tour guides are highly qualified and have in-depth knowledge of bears as well as the other flora and fauna of the region.
Enjoy Fine Dining Amongst the Peaks
Who says fine dining is confined to the valley floor? Whistler Blackcomb chefs are kicking it up a notch with sumptuous dinner spreads up at the Roundhouse Lodge’s Mountain Top Summer Feast – available Friday to Sunday evenings! Choose from mouth-watering mains, delectable salads and tempting desserts that will keep you coming back for more.
Just Want to Eat Dirt? We’ve Got That Too!
Dirt is definitely on the menu at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and now that new trails have just opened in the Creek Zone, mountain bike addicts can get more of what they love! From easy beginner trails to advanced and expert trails, there is a comfortable speed for everyone. Bike rentals are available at Garbanzo Bike and Bean in the Village as well as at Creekside – with bikes and gear hand-picked to cruise Whistler’s award-winning Bike Park perfectly! For more relaxed cycling, head over to Whistler’s famous Valley Trail network.
Whistler’s Lakes Will Keep the Whole Family Happy
Whistler got its start as a fishing destination and was renowned in the early twentieth century for its Alta Lake Lodge started by Myrtle Philip. Today, Whistler’s fine lakes have legions of fans who soak up the rays and the swimmable waters at Rainbow Park and Lakeside Park throughout the summer season. And don’t forget about Lost Lake. It is a gem in the middle of a forested trail network accessed from the Upper Village that will truly transport you to your own Zen zone.
No matter what you decide to do, Whistler in the summer has activities to keep the whole family entertained and active!